Hesitation phenomena [was Re: disfluencies]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 14, 2001, 19:07|
Quoting Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> >> From Nicole:
> >>>obconlang: does anyone have conlang equivilents to hesitation space
> >>>fillers like 'uh' or 'um'?
> In Kash it would be /e/ 'er.., umm...' or possibly /a/ 'oh...', or
> /na/ 'well...'; if you need even more time to hesistate, /ena/
Degaspregos had <ai>, which I invented for the sake of having
a metrical "um" in poetry. (Yes, I wrote bad poetry in Degaspregos.)
Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <http://home.uchicago.edu/~trwier>
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